When you go into Higher Physics, you would often wonder if they are talking about Physics or Indian Philosophy.
The Fundamental Particle of Physics till recently has been Atoms.
Now there are Sub-atomic particles.
There is the movement of the constituents of he Atoms, Electrons.
They move around the Nucleus.
Movement involves a set rhythm.
This is called Laya in Indian Thought, both in Yoga, Tantra Sasta and can be found in the explanation of the Mahavakyas of the Upanishads.
Laya is the Rhythmic motion.
This represents the uniformity of Nature, both in the realm of the Known physical laws applicable to the known Universe and the Unknown.
for those who may not be aware now scientists accept the theory that there may be Universes or bodies or both which may not conform to our known
Laws of Physics, but they do exist.
This motion, which or who set it?
An inert object can not move, unless impelled by an external force or the potential force within it.
Under what conditions does this potential source becomes Kinetic or the moving force?
Again, movement creates Energy.
Where does it go?
This is the question that is attempted to be answered at CERN, Geneva where LHC(Large Hadron Colider), apart from trying ti find the God particle.
Please read more on this and Multi verses in my posts filed under Astrophysics.
This laya, or Rhythmic Motion is the attribute of Lord Shiva in his Thandavam.
Laya and Sabda , Sound are the primordial forces of the Universe.
I will be posting on these subjects along with Particle theory, Light waves Theory and Scalar Field.
And on the Geometry of Shiv Linga and its relevance in unlocking the fundamental Energy fields.
Probably accepting the thoughts behind Shiva, CERN in Geneva has Lord Nataraja’s idol in the Hall of the Laboratory and there is no other Religious images there.
In 2004, a 2m statue of the dancing Shiva was unveiled at CERN, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva. The statue, symbolizing Shiva’s cosmic dance of creation and destruction, was given to CERN by the Indian government to celebrate the research center’s long association with India. A special plaque next to the Shiva statue explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with quotations from Fritjof Capra: ”
A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque:
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it “It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of.”
More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that “Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.”
It is indeed as Capra concluded: “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.”